Meet These Speakers

Prof. Olivier Blanchard

An economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was chief economist at the IMF and is a sought-after commentator on monetary and economic policy issues.

Richard Gröttheim

As CEO of the Swedish pension fund AP7, responsible for pension assets worth around EUR 90 billion. Previously central bank director and financial analyst.

Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle

Director of the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management IAT at the University of Stuttgart and Fraunhofer IAO. Until June 2022 Deputy Chair of the Expert Commission for Research and Innovation (EFI).

Prof. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Ischinger

2008 to 2022 Chairman of the Munich Security Conference Until 2014 also Global Head of Government Relations of Allianz SE.

Prof. Sabina Jeschke

Professor at RWTH Aachen University, specializing in complex IT systems and robotics; until 2021 Member of the Board of Management for Digitalization and Technology, Deutsche Bahn AG.

Melanie Kümmel

Melanie Kümmel is CEO of TK Pensionsfonds AG, which has been on the market since January 2020, and manages a diversified, global investment portfolio with her team. She has been responsible for investment for Techniker Krankenkasse, the largest health insurance fund in Germany, for over 20 years. Previously, she held various positions in the banking sector.

Christian Lindner

Federal Minister of Finance, Member of the German Bundestag and Federal Chairman of the FDP

Dr. Martin Lück

Head of Capital Markets Strategy for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Eastern Europe at BlackRock. Responsible there for macroeconomic research and investment views.

Dr. Christian Rouette

As Managing Director, responsible for the management and development of the Henkel Family Office.

Dietmar Siemssen

Dietmar Siemssen is CEO of Gerrersheimer AG.

Dr. Theodor Weimer

Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG since 2018. Previously held (board) positions in various banks and management consultancies.

More speakers are expected.



Corinna Wohlfeil

Presenter and editor at n-tv since 2001. Known for her various stock market programs and her live broadcasts from the Frankfurt trading floor.

Dr. Melinda Crane

Sought-after political commentator. Analyzes American and transatlantic politics, among other things, for various German radio and television stations.

Alte Oper Frankfurt – Großer Saal

Inaugurated for the first time in 1880 as the opera house of the Städtische Bühnen, it was reopened in 1981 after an eventful history as the "Alte Oper Frankfurt". Its "Großer Saal" forms the focal point and the special setting of the Lupus alpha Investment Fokus 2023.